I love when Hobby Lobby has their 90% off clearance sale. I have managed to hit it a couple of times this year and always have to be careful and not go extreme-crazy shopping. They had a ton of candle sticks and gold-ish decorator pieces. Here is sampling of the goods that I set all over the table when I got home.
The crown was sitting by itself without a price. When I went through the check out, the cashier said the glass candle holder that the crown perches upon, came through and was sold earlier, so I could have the crown for $2.
I lined everything up on my work table outside and rapid-fire blasted them with Heirloom White spray paint. The next day, when the snow had melted, I blasted them a second time. I always miss spots, nooks and crannies on the first go around.
They were hauled into the dining room before the snow came back with a vengeance. The thing about Denver is that it can snow like mad one day and the following day the sun comes out and melts it all away with 60+ degree weather. Good thing because I am regularly painting something in the back yard.
I like to decorate with white so much more than the antiqued-gold-ish finish. I may shabby these up with some sand paper and antiquing glaze. Can’t wait to work these into a vignette but I don’t have a plan, yet. Sometimes it just comes together when I start playing around with the pieces.
All in all, I spent about 22.00 including the can of spray paint. For great inspiration, you really need to go over to Bloggaritaville for a list of participants that are showing their Thrifty Thursday treasures.